Energy Efficiency for Power Generation

Enhancing the Energy Efficiency of our Power Generation Companies

Today, about 95% of our electricity is generated from natural gas, which will continue to be a dominant fuel for Singapore in the near future. 

It is important that power generation companies continue to improve their energy efficiency to adapt to an increasingly carbon-constrained future. To this end, EMA is launching a second Energy Efficiency Grant Call for Power Generation Companies to continue supporting Gencos in improving their heat rate and energy efficiency, and further reducing carbon emissions. 

The second Genco Energy Efficiency Grant Call will close on 31 Dec 2021. 

Summary of Grant Call

Objective To encourage Gencos to invest in energy efficient equipment/technologies that can improve the overall heat rate of their existing CCGTs and reduce the carbon emissions for each unit of electricity generated. 
Grant Quantum
Up to 50% of the qualifying costs. All disbursements of grants are made on a reimbursement basis.
Singapore GST is excluded.
Qualifying cost
  • Equipment
  • Materials and consumables
  • Technical software
  • Professional services (e.g. consultancy (including measurement & verification), subcontracting, testing and certification approval)
Eligibility Criteria
  • Genco must be operating CCGTs in Singapore.
  • Genco’s CCGT to undergo energy-efficient project must be sited and operating in Singapore.
  • This initiative applies to EE improvements for CCGTs which improve heat rate and achieve carbon abatement, and excludes embedded generation facilities. 
To qualify for the Genco EE Grant Call, the proposed energy efficiency project must meet the following criteria:
  • The project must involve installation and use of energy-efficient equipment or technologies. These must improve overall generation efficiency and achieve carbon abatement, preferably with a proven track record. These new energy-efficient equipment or technologies must not be part of Gencos' business-as-usual activities, such as replacement of parts or systems which have reached their end of life and do not improve their heat rate. 
  • The project must result in measurable and verifiable carbon abatement of at least 0.5 kilo-tonnes per annum (ktpa).
  • The project must not have commenced at the time of application.
Grant call timeline  11 Jan 2021 – 31 Dec 2021

Grant Call Process


No. Key Resources  Links
1 Second Call for Proposal: Energy Efficiency Grant Call for Power Generation Companies Download
2 Project Proposal Application Template Download
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